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Refurbishment Ends at the Magic Kingdom

Refurbishment Ends at the Magic Kingdom

The magic has finally returned to the Magic Kingdom as this refurbishment ends!

Work in Progress

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We all understand that work must be done at Disney Parks from time to time. The Disney Parks are open year-round, and work is often done while the guests will be least affected. 

The effects of refurbishment can be seen throughout Walt Disney World, from resorts to each of the four theme parks and the Disney water parks as well.

Currently, one of the biggest projects at Magic Kingdom is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. After Splash Mountain closed in January 2023, work immediately started for this massive retheme.

Magic Returns

Credit: Susan

For 18 months, Walt Disney World celebrated its 50th Anniversary. With the celebration officially ending at the end of March, many changes started to happen on April 1st.

The moat surrounding Cinderella Castle was drained, and construction walls were put in place to the left of the castle next to Sir Mickey’s. This was not only an eye sore but would also create a bit of a traffic jam as guests made their way through Fantasyland.

Last week, we shared that the construction walls were all removed. This is great news, but many guests commented that the dry moat filled with construction equipment was less than magical.

Credit: Donna

We all understand that work must take place, but it really affects the overall view of Cinderella Castle. Finally, the water is again returning to the moat of Cinderella Castle.

The Cinderella Castle is, without a doubt, the most symbolic icon of the Magic Kingdom and one that draws people in. Imagineers designed Main Street to draw your attention to this stunning beauty. We are so thankful that she is completely restored once again.

The moat around Cinderella Castle is finally refilled.

What do you think of the current castle color scheme? Were you hoping the construction of walls and work in the moat may be for a full return of the castle to its former glory? Share your thoughts with us and share this news with a fellow Disney pal.


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